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Monday, October 01, 2012

PRESS RELEASE - Will Act For Food!!!


‘WILL ACT FOR FOOD’

Kaleidoscope Theatre’s award winning, B.U.L.L.Y. (Better Understanding by Listening and Learning about You) program for elementary, middle and high schools, offers students, through peer education, the strategies and solutions they need to help stop bullying now!  There are, however, many schools that, though in need of such a program, are unable to afford to bring it into their school.

It has also been brought to the attention of Kaleidoscope Theatre that due to the current condition of our economy there are more and more families in need of food assistance at a time when the quantity of food donations has gone down.

A recent support grant from CVS has enabled the theatre company to address both issues in a positive and creative way.  ‘WILL ACT FOR FOOD!’ will help schools afford the extremely successful anti-bullying program while at the same time help to create a solution to the ever increasing need at local emergency food programs.

Schools without the monetary resources to afford a performance of B.U.L.L.Y. can have a performance if their students establish a food drive which results in a minimum of 600 non-perishable food items. Schools can donate the food to a local food pantry or the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.  For a list of the Food Bank’s agencies, visit www.rifoodbank.org and click on “Get Food”. When the food donation has been confirmed Kaleidoscope Theatre will arrange to come to the school and perform their anti-bullying program, B.U.L.L.Y.

It is Kaleidoscope Theatre’s hope that involving students in this program, whereby, through their efforts other children receive the food so necessary for a healthy and productive life, it will also create an ongoing desire to continue to try and help those in need. The reward of a performance which can help end bullying and create an atmosphere of safety and productivity in their own lives is a reward well worth experiencing.

Thanks to CVS the search is now on for four schools that would like to take advantage of this innovative program. If your school, or any school you feel should be aware of ‘WILL ACT FOR FOOD!’ is a good match please contact Kaleidoscope Theatre as soon as possible at www.kaleidoscopetheatre.com or call 401-942-3637.

In addition to CVS, Kaleidoscope Theatre would like to acknowledge and thank the following organizations for their support of our B.U.L.L.Y. program. They are: The Pauls Foundation. The John Moran Fund, The Champlin Foundation, The Rhode Island Foundation/EquityAction and The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

Kaleidoscope Theatre is looking to corporations, organizations and individuals who would be willing to make a donation and become a part of their ‘WILL ACT FOR FOOD’ Program. For further information please contact David Payton, Executive Director, at 401-942-3637 or email: david@kaleidoscopetheatre.com.

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